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Old 02-25-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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I know there are many various ways to find a campground in an area. The nicest is when you hear from someone that has stayed at a CG in the area you are traveling to.

However, there are times when you just want to know what is in an area, or do your own research.

Here is one way that I do it.

I bring up Microsoft Live Maps

In the Live Search, put in the town, and state you wish to look at.

When the state zooms in, type in RV Park in the Live Search pane.

The RV Parks will pop up on the map and you will have the opportunity to click on a CG, or zoom in, sometimes with Birds Eye View.

Happy researching.

Edited: Oh, click and hold the left mouse button to drag the map in any direction you want and the RV Parks will automatically readjust for the new map.

You can also try other key words, like Italian Restaurant, McDonald's, or Campground
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Thank you for the good idea . I found RV parks around me I never heard of.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:07 PM   #3
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George,
Glad someone found it to be useful. I didn't think anyone had looked at the post.

May be in MA this summer. Brother lives in East Brookfield.
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I found it to be useful, thank you!

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Dude,

This had the dreaded "MS" in its makeup. This ALWAYS puts me off!

OK. So I was curious and checked it out anyway. Well, it gives more hits on RV parks than any three other sites (specifically for RVs) combined! That includes a piece of software I paid for (TL).

Sharing is good. We should do it more.

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Thanks this was very helpful. I learn a lot from the people on this board. Any stock tips?
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Glad you found the information helpful.

Regarding stock tips: Buy; Sell; Buy; Sell; Buy; Sell; Buy; Sell. (Not necessarily in that order)

Now that you have the tip you just need to decide on which stock!
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I bring up Microsoft Live Maps

In the Live Search, put in the town, and state you wish to look at.

When the state zooms in, type in RV Park in the Live Search pane.

The RV Parks will pop up on the map and you will have the opportunity to click on a CG, or zoom in, sometimes with Birds Eye View.

Happy researching.

Edited: Oh, click and hold the left mouse button to drag the map in any direction you want and the RV P

Microsoft, Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, etc., do a good job of finding the names of parks.

However, I got very frustrated with where they place parks geographically. All of these search engine services essentially do a text search, parse out the address, then "geo-code" the address to get the GPS coordinates. The "geo-coding" process that converts an address to an actual location is very prone to errors, sometimes large errors.

When I was fulltiming I got so frustrated that I start a web site to show the actual positions of RV parks when I could determine the position. When I cannot really determine the position, I give some indication as to how bad the position might be by supplying a "GPS Quality" rating ('a guess', 'verified by crosschecking materials', 'verified via aerial imagery', 'verified on the ground').

For example, here is a search for RV parks within 150 miles of the center of Yuma, AZ:

http://continuoustraveler.com/locati...&spv=AZ&ui=map

Results are listed in order of proximity to Yuma. Next to the GPS coordinates are quality ratings for the GPS coordinates.

The actual positions of some of these RV parks are very different from the positions shown by Microsoft (or Google or Yahoo, for that matter).

Hand-verifying RV park positions is SLOW and laborious. I currently have about 2,700 parks, and am adding them at the rate of about 10/day. So, this time next year I hope to have over 6,000 RV parks in the USA and Canada. Lot of work!

If you use ContinuousTraveler.com and find errors, please let me know.

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Hi folks, If you want to stay in Florida, check this one out. http://www.eliteresorts.com/citrusvalley/index.html
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